The Projective Eye Gallery at UNC Charlotte Center City opened in September 2011. The gallery presents major exhibitions and installations by national and international artists and distinguishes itself by presenting inter-disciplinary "happenings" in conjunction with exhibitions throughout the year. For an overview of past exhibitions, please see the Press Book. To receive information about upcoming events and exhibitions, please click here.
Burnt Generation: Contemporary Iranian Photography
October 10-December 10
Reception: October 10, 6-8 pm
The Projective Eye Gallery hosts Burnt Generation: Contemporary Iranian Photography. This group exhibition seeks to convey the variety of ways in which decades of political unrest and social upheaval have impacted the Iranian people through a mix of documentary photography, portraiture and fine art photography. Moving through urban and rural locales, the exhibition will offer a rare opportunity to set aside the stereotypical, mediated imagery of Iran and enter directly into the worlds of artists who have lived and worked in the country. Many of the images featured in the exhibition have not previously been displayed in the United States.
This exhibition is produced by Candlestar, a cultural consultancy based in London and is curated by Fariba Farshad, Director of Candlestar. It will be on view at the Projective Eye Gallery through December 10.
Schedule a free tour!
The gallery offers free tours for groups of six or more. Please contact Wendy Fishman at 704-687-0881 to schedule a tour for your group. Tours last approximately one hour. Please indicate if you are interested in our current exhibition or the Lona-Frey Collection, a collection of limited edition prints and sculpture from 1930-2000.
Pictured here: students from First Ward Elementary School learn about the Henrique Oliveira installation and the improvisatory dance Tres para Tres.
Hours and Contact:
The gallery is open seven days a week, from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm. For information about exhibitions and programs, please contact
Adam Justice, Director of Galleries
About the CoA+A Gallery System
The mission of the College of Arts + Architecture gallery system is to create lively forums in which the curious encounter the work of global, regional, and local artists through diverse media and dynamic exchanges that are nourished by the intellectual and creative life of the university. Our programming will echo crossovers of the visual arts, architecture, music, theatre, and dance inherent to the College of Arts + Architecture at UNC Charlotte. We seek to provide a haven for experimentation, to invigorate the environments we occupy, and to amplify the means to engage art and design in our community.
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